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Information Resources Center
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan
E-mail:  ilcadj1[at]
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Personal Information Protection Policy

Proper Handling of Personal Information

For the purpose of handling personal information properly, TUFS administers its business operation in appropriate and smooth manner and endeavors to protect the rights and interests of individuals.

Acquisition and Possession of Personal Information

1.TUFS acquires personal information in a legitimate and fair manner.
2.TUFS possesses personal information only when it is necessary for the purpose of its business operation.
3.TUFS specifies the objective of utilizing personal information to the possible extent, and does not possess personal information beyond the scope necessary to achieve such specified objective.
4.TUFS does not acquire personal data that falls under “Special Categories of Personal Data” as stipulated by article 9 of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as ”GDPR”) of the European Union. Examples of such data include data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, data concerning health, data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.
This does not apply, however, in cases as stipulated by Paragraph 2 of Article 9 of GDPR, or in cases as stipulated by the provisions of Japanese applicable laws and regulations.

Indication of a Utilization Purpose

1.When acquiring personal information in writing directly from the person in question, TUFS indicates the utilization purpose in advance.
2.However, TUFS may not indicate the utilization purpose when it can be clearly recognized, in view of the circumstances of the acquisition.

Utilization of Personal Information

1.TUFS does not, in principle, utilize personal information for purposes other than that is indicated at the time of acquisition except for cases as stipulated by the provisions of Japanese laws and regulations.
2. TUFS does not provide the personal information to the third party unless there is prior consent of the principal except for cases specified by the provisions of Japanese laws and regulations.
Safeguarding Measures

TUFS takes necessary measures for the appropriate management of the personal information including preventing the leakage, loss and damage of the personal information it possesses.

Use of copies of IRC research materials (pictures, etc.,)

If you desire to use copies of IRC research materials such as pictures, please apply for use to IRC and obtain permission in advance. An application and permission form can be downloaded from the page "Loan and Reproduction Services of the Resources of ILCAA."
Please contact us at the following address after filling in the "Application form for reproduction."

Go to page "Loan and Reproduction Services of the Resources of ILCAA"

E-mail: kenkyu-zenkoku[at]
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